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How to Read & Play Piano Music

Preparing to Read Piano Music

Now that you’ve familiarized yourself with the notes of the keyboard and treble staff, it’s time to put them together and start playing the piano!

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Learn how to read treble staff piano music.

  2. Play simple chords and melodies on your piano.

  3. Learn how to play the C major and G major scales.

How to Touch the Piano

  1. Sit upright at middle C.

  2. Keep your wrists loose, yet sturdy. Hold them fairly straight, avoiding any noticeable angles.

  3. Place your fingers 1 or 2 inches from the edge of the white keys. Stay off the thinnest areas of the naturals next to black keys.

  4. Relax your left hand on your knee or bench; he’s sitting this one out.

  5. Print the lesson if you plan to practice this lesson at your leisure.

Let’s begin: Continue to your first C major scale.

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